UN Drug policy

December 8, 2011

Drug criminalization procedures simplified in Romania

On December 5, 2011, the Romanian Government issued a new Emergency Ordinance (GED) which amends the current legislation on drugs. More specifically, the new provision simplifies the procedures for amending the lists with controlled substances: from now on it will be easier to criminalize a new substance, once identified.

March 17, 2011

Who Are the Real Beneficiaries of 50 Years of Global Drug Prohibition?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of global drug control regime - civil society demands an evaluation

January 5, 2011

Sign the petition to save evidence-based drug policy in Hungary!

The Hungarian government took over the EU presidency - please remind them to follow the principles of evidence-based EU policies!

January 4, 2011

Prison and Risks

The HCLU presents its study on risks related to blood borne and sexually transmitted infections and drug use in the Hungarian prison system, based on interviews with formerly incarcerated injecting drug users.

November 12, 2010

A Cop Says Legalize Drugs - in Central-Europe

Jack Cole, a former anti-narcotics policeman and a founding member of LEAP visited Central-Europe

September 26, 2010

Vienna Declaration - in 5 new languages

The Vienna Declaration is now available in five more languages thanks to the European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI)

September 24, 2010

Vienna Declaration - in 5 new languages

The Vienna Declaration is now available in five more languages thanks to the European Drug Policy Initiative (EDPI)

September 22, 2010

Our open letter to Mr. Fedotov

Civil society organizations hope that the promising words of the new UNODC director will be put into action soon

April 8, 2010

The dark side of drug policies – scholarship for journalists

HCLU is now calling for applications to its new media scholarship program

March 10, 2010

Russian drug czar says methadone treatment is possible

The head of the Russian government delegation stated that methadone treatment is not effective - but there is a possibility to do that in Russia

November 27, 2009

How the UN sets back harm reduction in Hungary

Hungary is to adopt a progressive national drug strategy in December 2009, but the opposition is using the UN Political Declaration to prevent its adoption

June 25, 2009

Call to Action: Support Global Drug Policy Reform

A petition for a humane approach in drug policy on the occasion of the world drug day

June 25, 2009

European Drug Policy Survey

In the first comprehensive European report on the attitudes of adults on drug policy, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and its partners have found that the vast majority of adults in seven EU countries are not deterred by drug laws, but they think that drug laws may have a deterrent effect on other people.

March 27, 2009

UN high level meeting - press coverage

The list of journalists who received a scholarship from HCLU to travel to Vienna and report the High Level UN Meeting on drugs

March 27, 2009

UN high level meeting - press coverage

The list of journalists who received a scholarship from HCLU to travel to Vienna and report the High Level UN Meeting on drugs

March 13, 2009

HCLU in action: Stop the Global War on Drugs!

A demonstration and press conference in Vienna, March 11, 2009

February 19, 2009

Dare to Know!

More information about the UNGASS review

February 18, 2009

FORGET THE MYTHS - GET THE FACTS

The truth is that the criminalization of drug use does not lead to less drug users

January 26, 2009

Scholarship for Journalists

We call for applications to the 10 Years of Global Drug War scholarship for journalists - DEADLINE EXTENDED to MARCH 9!

 

January 6, 2009

Unintended Consequences - poster & video contest

HCLU is now accepting entries to a photo & video contest about the unintended consequences of the global drug war - DEADLINE IS EXTENDED!

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